1999 Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond Côte-Rôtie Les Rochains Côte-Rôtie Wine Tasting Note

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1999 Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond Les Rochains  (Côte-Rôtie) 94

Once again, the last bottle from the case proved to be the best. Cote Rotie lovers lucky enough to have a bottle or two stashed away of this gem are lucky indeed. Smoky, fresh, spicy, earthy, stony and with ample, bright red fruits and soft tannins, this rich, lifted, focused wine is what Northern Rhone Syrah is all about.

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Floral, black cherry, liqueur, pepper, white peach and orange peel in the nose pop with no trouble. In the mouth, silky smooth sensations of sweet, ripe, black cherries, thyme and dusty cocoa flavors mesh perfectly with supple textures. This is right where it needs to be. It could get better, but why wait?

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Flowers. cherries, smoke, kirsch, cherry girotte, stone and bacon fat aromas permeate the perfume. Rich, lush and luscious in texture, this sublime Cote Rotie is a stunner, ending with a long, fresh, pure, opulent, ostentatious licorice, spice and cherry liqueur finish. Drink this over the next decade and enjoy the fireworks.

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Aromas of red, black and blue fruit simmered in bacon fat with dashes of earth, vanilla and flowers. Plush and sexy on the palate. Liqueur of molten, kirsch and raspberry licorice coat your mouth for :40 of divine pleasure. Tannin and acidity keep it fresh. Sill young, but developing nicely.

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Deeply colored. The very dense texture with perfume of black fruits, herbs and a floral component was intense. Give it another 5 years as it's still bright and primary.

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